Thu.Nov 16, 2023

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Zendesk appoints new chief people and diversity officer

Employee Benefits

Software-as-a-service firm Zendesk has appointed Caroline Jessen chief people and diversity officer as of this month. Based in San Francisco, Jessen will oversee diversity, equity and inclusion , people operations, total reward, talent and organisational development, workforce and workplace strategy, and talent acquisition. Jessen has more than 20 years of experience leading people teams in Europe and globally at Cisco and IBM.

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Stop undermanaging—step up and manage using these 3 principles

Business Management Daily

The path of least resistance is often avoidance. As a result, many managers look the other way and sweep things under the rug rather than address them head on. It’s one thing to hold tough conversations with your employees about their performance, conduct or reliability (attendance); it’s another to ease into “safe” conversations that help them feel more at ease in delivering constructive feedback to you, their boss.

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CAFE in the News.

Florida Workers' Comp

I’m periodically reminded of the old fairytale regarding the emperor's new clothes. In a collective, absurd application of groupthink, a huge portion of people take what they’re fed, and believe merely to believe. A recent Reuters news article outlined how the government may change its math in order to manipulate policy and market performance regarding cars.

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How small businesses are leading the way in support for working parents

Employee Benefit News

From maternity and paternity leave, to on-site child care, a new survey highlights the lengths small businesses will go to keep talent.

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HR in 2025: Insights & Predictions

What type of worker is most engaged—hybrid, remote, or onsite? What are the drivers of effective leadership? What does the C-suite think HR is most responsible for? And why is a wave of HR resignations more likely in the next 12 months? Get our annual survey report to find out: The #1 challenge of recruiting & hiring Why remote teams are struggling What are the drivers of effective (and ineffective) leadership And lots more!

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California Expands Paid Sick Leave to Five Days Per Year

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

On October 4, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 616 into law, officially expanding the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, California’s paid sick leave law. Effective January 1, 2024, California employers must begin providing eligible employees with at least five days or 40 hours of paid sick leave, increased from the […] The post California Expands Paid Sick Leave to Five Days Per Year appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

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15Five Celebrates HR Leaders Making an Impact With the Second Annual High Five Awards

15Five

Every day we are inspired by the HR leaders among our customers who are making real change at their companies to empower their employees. We know that the hard work done by HR professionals often goes unnoticed or unappreciated, so we created the High Five Awards to highlight HR leaders who are going above and beyond to make an impact in their organizations.

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The costs of retirement: How new requirements for long-term part-time employees will affect employers

Employee Benefit News

Now is a good time for employers educate themselves on what this new retirement legislation means for their business.

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Driving Change Successfully: How to Enlist Managers as Catalysts for Strategic HR

15Five

Enabling your managers with the tools and processes they need to be successful is one of the most effective ways to drive employee engagement, performance, and retention. And when you can also turn those managers into strategic HR champions, that’s when you’ll see true transformation in the organization. After 30 years working in the HR industry and most recently as the Chief People Officer at SharkNinja, I have a career-long passion for leader and manager development and the need to deliver it

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Fern Health and BehaVR Merge to Form RealizedCare

Fern Health

The merger will combine expertise to accelerate the launch of a comprehensive digital care management platform, starting with chronic pain. MORRISTOWN, NJ, NOVEMBER 15, 2023 – Today, Fern Health, a leader in virtual chronic pain management solutions and BehaVR, a pioneering force in digital therapeutic (DTx) experiences, announced the signing of an agreement to merge [.

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The Employers Guide to Controlling Cancer

About 40% of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, and patients are getting younger. At the same time, the cost of treatment continues to rise, with employers spending 8.5% more on cancer care for each employee than they did last year. The best thing employers can do for their employees and business tomorrow is to invest in cancer detection and care today.

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New York, California, Alaska among states with highest worker productivity

Employee Benefit News

A new survey reveals where employers get the biggest ROI from a happy and productive workforce.

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Anger is an energy when it comes to getting things done

Workplace Insight

Anger may have the public image of a negative emotion, but it can also be a powerful motivator when it comes to achieving important goals, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. To better understand the role of anger in achieving goals, researchers conducted a series of experiments involving more than 1,000 participants and analysed survey data from more than 1,400 respondents.

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Starbucks unionized baristas strike amid holiday rush

Employee Benefit News

The work stoppage is pegged to the company's Red Cup Day, when Starbucks gives out holiday-themed reusable cups.

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AAT reports increasing ethnicity and gender pay gaps

Employee Benefits

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has reported a mean ethnicity pay gap of 25.3% in 2023, up from 24% in 2022. Its median ethnicity pay gap rose to 25.6% in 2023 from 23.6% in 2022. The report, which is based on hourly rates of pay on 5 April 2023, also found the mean ethnicity bonus gap was 14.3%, down from 15.5% in 2022. The organisation also reported its gender pay gap data.

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Game Plan Total Rewards Consulting: We Solve [period].

Game Plan Total Rewards provides strategic consulting and project management services for Total Rewards, HR Operations, and Mental Health programs. From 50 to 50,000+ employees, all industries, we are experienced in working with all sizes and types of organizations and can support globally given our experience in over 30 countries.

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7 Simple but Significant Qualities of a Good Manager

HR Digest

Everyone complains about their managers, it’s a global phenomenon, but what are the qualities of a good manager that would make them rethink their disagreements? Everyone will likely have something to add to the list of what makes a good manager, whether it’s better time management skills or better communication methods when it comes to work.

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Paul Maynard named new pensions minister

Employee Benefits

Paul Maynard, Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, has been appointed pensions minister at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). His appointment as the fourth MP in just over a year to hold this position in government was announced following a cabinet reshuffle this week by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement.

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Half of people say they are less productive in coworking spaces

Workplace Insight

According to a new survey from software marketplace Capterra, 83 percent of UK coworking and other flexible office spaces are currently occupied. Companies say they are drawn to coworking spaces for cost reductions (38 percent), flexibility (30 percent), and shared amenities (27 percent). However around 53 percent of people who work in flex space say they are less productive in such spaces, 35 percent of respondents appreciate the collaborative atmosphere and the locations and facilities these s

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Royal Mail implements Christmas incentive scheme

Employee Benefits

Royal Mail has launched a bonus scheme in order to incentivise staff to meet its Christmas delivery targets. As part of the scheme, employees will be able to earn up to £500 extra if they hit local and national quality targets. Royal Mail’s renamed parent organisation, International Distributions Services, decided to implement the initiative to try to avoid further delays and disrupted deliveries following previous strike action.

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How to Design a People-First Benefits Package for Your Unique Team

Benefits are central to any HR strategy. A strong benefits package attracts top talent, boosts engagement, and retains top performers.

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Vocational Training & Education: What Is It? (with Example Skills)

BetterUp

Jump to section What’s vocational training?

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Stop throwing pizza parties – 5 strategies to actually improve employee engagement

Employee Benefits

Stop throwing pizza parties. Pepperoni is delicious, but it won’t boost employee engagement. But you know what will? Listening to your team and implementing changes based upon their feedback. Here are six ways to do just that, and improve employee engagement while creating a happier, more high-performing team. 1. Give employees the recognition they deserve Encourage employee growth through consistent feedback and recognition.

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EEOC Ramping Up Workplace Anti-Discrimination Efforts

InterWest Insurance Services

Employers should brace for increased enforcement by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after it received a budget boost and has a new board member, breaking a deadlock that’s been going on for nearly a year. Here’s the latest EEOC news that’s pointing to more robust enforcement by the agency: In the federal government’s fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, 143 lawsuits were filed against employers for alleged discrimination against employees, 52% more than in

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Why Is It Important to Support Your People Financially

Employee Benefits

The Importance of Supporting & Fostering Financial Wellness for Your People Financial wellness isn’t just about having a bigger bank balance – it’s also about creating a safety net for life’s unexpected twists and turns. At Each Person, we believe fostering a savings culture among our people is essential. Here’s why: Financial Resilience – A Foundation for Success A financially stable workforce is a resilient one.

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New Report from 3,500+ Employers Confirms Retention is a Top HR Priority in 2024

The first report from Gallagher’s 2024 US Workforce Trends Report Series, includes data from 3,500+ employers who participated in the 2024 US Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. The report provides benchmarks for benefits, HR and people strategies to help organizations thrive. Organizations continue to rank retention as the top priority for HR, and second highest for operations.